Between January and now I’ve been working towards multiple goals. I’ve developed habits that have given me a bit of structure in my life. It’s also allowed me to get comfortable with myself. I find that doing things on your own grants you the freedom to do whatever you want without the opinions of others.
Weight: The main goal is definitely to lose weight. I know in the past I have said that I wanted to lose 5 pounds but I hope to lose more. I am not exactly sure as to how many pounds because I’m not going by an actual number. This time I’m more focused on how clothes fit me because I have no intentions on buying new clothes. For me losing weight is free, shopping for clothes is not. A way I like to keep myself active is by closing all my rings on my Apple watch at least 5 times a week. I also try to complete the monthly challenges. I was on a 4 month streak but February was a difficult month to complete. Nonetheless, I didn’t get discouraged and I’m more than halfway through my March goal.
Savir Blogs: In case no one has noticed, I have been consistently posting for about a month. Savir Blogs is finally starting to be what I envisioned when I first started this blog – a place where I can talk about whatever I want without belonging to a specific niche. Oftentimes I see people so focused on appealing to a certain audience and for me that just builds more pressure causing me to feel unmotivated. I’m not saying that is not the way to go, I’m saying that does not work for me. I’m just writing about the things that I do in my life.
Social Media: I opened up 2 different social media accounts just to be able to try new things. During late 2021 I felt as though I should invest in bettering my creativity skills. I see a lot of cool things on the regular and I wanted to try and recreate it. The process of recording something, editing, and having a final product has become a form of “me” time. Whether I’m doing it in silence or with music blasting it’s a fun thing to do. I’ve been able to create different types of content that I’ll post at some point. I don’t feel a rush to post or looking to gain a following, I’m just trying to learn.
Overall these 3 things have been what I’ve been focusing on but spring and summer are around the corner. Hopefully I’m able to go out and explore.
I’ve shared a 2021 recap that features some random moments of the year. Going back in my camera roll looking for pictures to include was like reliving all the good and bad moments that I experienced. It also gave me a chance to reflect on the current state of my life.
The last couple of months have been taxing on my mental health. This year I decided that I will just do things for myself. I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions but this year I decided to give it a try.
In the first week of the year I have started to develop a routine that will allow me to stick to my goals. I’m not one to share my goals when it comes to doing new things but the couple of times I’ve mentioned new ideas, I’ve realized that some people just don’t get it. In the past, the opinions of others would deter me from trying new things but now I don’t care. I’m doing things for me. It is my solo adventure.
In honor of World Mental Health Day, I wanted to talk about the biggest thing that I have done to put my mental health first. For the past 4 years, the highest position in my department has been opened 3 times. All those times my colleagues tried to encourage me to go for the promotion. I would just tell them, “I’m not ready.” No one really understood my hesitation.
The truth is I fully understand the nature of the job. As the head of a department I would have to bear full responsibility for the good things and the bad things. The problem for me is that the money is not worth the stress associated with the job. People say that I should’ve gone for the job because my job is already stressful. What they don’t understand is that yes, at times I am stressed, but it doesn’t compare to the amount of stress I would have if I were head honcho.
I don’t consider this a failure because my role has expanded in other ways. I’ve been dabbling in marketing and the latest thing is event planning. These new responsibilities are things that I would never think I would ever be involved in. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not one for social media, yet somehow I’m involved with creating social media campaigns! I’m also learning about design and I’m involved in the editing process for videos, which also includes scripts.
I say all of this to say that I don’t regret choosing my mental health over money. I didn’t want to be that person who was successful yet unhappy. I took a different path and I hope to implement what I have learned with this blog!